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Continued: Supreme Court takes up clean air case Monday

  • Article by: MICHAEL DOYLE , McClatchy News Service
  • Last update: February 22, 2014 - 7:45 PM

Conservatives objected, even though the less-­onerous EPA standard imposed a smaller burden on industry. Regulators, GOP lawmakers say, shouldn’t rewrite congressional work. Besides, skeptics warn, the standards will get stricter eventually.

“The power asserted by the EPA here is nothing less than a unilateral power to change the text of duly enacted statutes,” attorney Charles Cooper wrote in a brief filed for McCon­nell and other Republicans.

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